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Wednesday, July 11, 2018

Wednesday Vignette

Today's Wednesday Vignette was a lesson in serendipity, or perhaps the boy scout motto of "Be Prepared." I was wandering the garden with my phone in hand when I noticed a swallowtail butterfly on the rose campion, too busy feeding to pay attention to the big lumbering person nearby. Normally they flit off as soon as I crack the door open and try to slip out unnoticed out with the phone or camera to capture a photo. But on this day we both bumped into each other unawares, and that meant finally for me after many many years, some good closeup photos of a butterfly.

Hasn't noticed me

Still hasn't noticed me

Closer

Closer -- surely she can see me

Almost the right angle

Ah! That's it

Anna at Flutter & Hum hosts Wednesday Vignette. Please check out her post here.

7 comments:

  1. You got it! Great shot, especially with the bright color of the flower framing the butterfly's head.

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  2. Really nice shots! She must have been preoccupied with all those bright and beautiful flowers.

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  3. Beautiful! The only times I've been able to photograph butterflies is when they're obsessing over zinnias.

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  4. Great photos! Thank you to butterflies that allow us to take their pictures.

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  5. Fantastic photos, well done!

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  6. Don't you love these guys? I had two of them in my garden all day yesterday, fluttering around from flower to flower. Your photos are perfection!

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